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of the united states, and i'm still cooking. [laughter] >> steve ford, linda johnson rob and jenna and barbara bush on growing up in the white house sunday evening at 7:30 eastern and pacific. it's part of four days of american history right through christmas day on c-span3. >> i think that the idea, and it was promoted in certain articles, and i think there was a conflation of politics because joel, who created the show, is a, is a, you know, a public conservative. i mean, the spectrum of political affiliations on the staff were, you know, from the far left to the far right. but it was no agenda, the idea that there was an agenda which was really the charge that was being forwarded, that we were somehow the midwife to policy on coercive interrogation was absurd, it is absurd. which isn't to say that if there wasn't an issue, if, in fact, our content was affecting the behavior of interrogators in the field, even if it was, you know, .05% of those interrogators actually were taking their cues from jack bauer, there was a systemic problem for sure that i suggested that we, you know, try to inter
, it robbed us from hope. yes. you cannot change the behavior of the iranian regime but what you can do is to give the likes -- 7,000 political prisoners who are right now in prison, you can give them hope, because the news does get into the prison, and if they actually hear that you in the united states of america -- and i promise you they will hear this -- you're standing up for them, and not about this whole masquerade of the whole neck tour thing that almost has become a joke. sive they there'd that you would be literally saving those political princers' lives. i have the luxury of not bag politician. i was in a political prison and i saw with my own eyes how thousands of young teenagers were brutally, massacred, after being tortured, and raped under the name of islam and religion. to be honest with you, all i'm interested in is just saving one life. if i can say one life, then i can die in peace. now, i know the arguments here are -- a lot are political, but for me, it is an issue of practicality, and it is an issue of saving lives. >> do you want to jump in? >> give one piece of a
's an american ideal and american dream. a very sick individual robbed 20 children, six adults of their american dream. i'd like to think that they are in a better place today. i take some solace in my faith that i don't understand the grand plan. that the good lord does. but what i will say is that we all believe that this was a senseless killing and tragedy. i hope we can learn from it. i hope those in newtown, connecticut, feel the warmth of the nation that is sending their thoughts and prayers to them, this day, especially as we look forward to the holidays in front of us we will all say a special prayer for those that have been lost so needlessly in this act. i hope our country can come together. i hope we can focus on the american dream and the opportunity for all children and all americans going forward. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the chair recognizes thea. oregon, mr. defazio, for five minutes. mr. defazio: i speak on the floor today, the republicans are in conference with speaker boehner, talking about and getting an update on the so-called fiscal cliff
are going to get robbed. check this that the florida. people get robbed sitting there trying to buy coffee. i got my concealed weapons permit after shooting happened in dunkin' donuts. when i go there, i think about it. if i am there and have a gun and know how to shoot it, i will pop that fight and head. -- that guy in the head. host: from "the associated press" religious leaders are calling them to enact gun- control and mental health reforms after the shooting in connecticut. leaders representing catholics, jews, a baptist, methodist, pickers and evangelicals and other faith gathered today of the washington national cathedral. it said it would mobilize to join in a national call in day to congress on february 5. they paused to listen to the bell tolled for each of the victims in connecticut. the victims included 20 young children. this happening on the same day for the senator for the hawaiian senator. -- the same day for the funeral for the hawaiian senator. final call, richard in arlington, virginia. caller: i am calling about the proposal with respect to the national database on ment
was more of a consensus in the political committee, that he might take rob portman from ohio because ohio is so important. portman was a guy who is a center-right conservative, who might be more broad. i think barack was surprised by the jurors. what do you think for men could have changed -- surprised by the choice. >> do you think portman could have changed the outcome? >> i don't know. there is a lot of reflection on that in romneyland. >> wh you were talking about the adjustment that obama felt he had to undergo, and tell me what are the difficult things? >> what is different is the intense relentless scrutiny. remember, most candidates get to begin with very little press or no press in rooms of tender 12. he can -- of 10 or 12. he opened up right on broadway. and all of the reviewers were in the front row on the first day. as he was developing his chops as a presidential candidate they were already evaluating. if you look at the first four months to five months of the primerica made it was very negative. he was underperforming. he was overrated. >> there was a lot of critique in the
, quote, disappointing, and very unfortunate. we'll also hear from ohio republican senator rob portman. >> morning. thank you all for joining us this morning. i am working with the campaign to fix the debt and i'm the president of the committee for responsible federal budget. and i'm really excited to join a phenomenal panel that we have with us today to help the campaign fix the debt which is a large nonpartisan coalition that is focused on helping members of congress come together to put in place a comprehensive debt deal. so i'm very delighted that today is what we have is a diverse and very experienced group of panelists to talk about two major topics. tax reform and health care reform. all in the context of how are we going to work together to put in place a plan that would be able to tackle the nation's fiscal challenges. we'll hear opinions and disagreement and i hope we'll hear a lot of ideas about how to generate different useful reforms to the budget that can help get a big deal put in place. and none of us forget that what's going on in the political system is incredibly cha
to drink. >> i want to thank everyone for coming and particularly i want to thank my co-panelists here. rob and i have been debating this issue for almost a decade. certainly with bret, i don't think i ever disagreed with him except on this issue and i particularly have to thank my debating colleague, brian katulis from the center of american progress. it shows the left and right can come together on certain issues and particularly brave for him to be with me because on occasion, i have looked at the web site and i am sometimes found there me to be depicted as the son of satan and i'm not sure what that makes brian. what we are really talking about here is do you prefer dictatorship to democracy, because that's what the resolution really is, because we know that if you actually have a free vote, right now islammists are always going to do well and probably going to triumph. that may not be the case down the road. right now, if you have a free vote, they will triumph. that makes them unavoidable and essential. if you believe you have to go down that path, some path, then you are going to hav
to remember but i think we stole some of it from you, rob, at the time. >> i was essentially at the time i think haffs the last presidential campaign where one of the candidates talked about government management. then governor bush gave two speeches on management issues, one in nashville and one in philadelphia and they dealt with everything from the number of political appoint tees and the titetols all sorts of kind of more won key management issues and they were around the notion of the c.e.o. business type. in texas we did have the e-texas commission and it was a big initiative where we were looking at how do we become one of the better states around e.-dwovement government and there were a lot of volunteers around. that and so the e.-government. some of the proposals for the fund, the c.i.o., if i recall, rob, you had a study around that so we were stealing good ideas from anywhere and this one was originally yours. so it was really one part of it but it was the notion of can we make the federal government better, faster, sheeper through e-government. and at the time there was a belie
for the initiative offered by senator rob portman. lawmakers can adopt a version of the so-called dollar rule to address the 2011 debt ceiling. policymakers could agree at the beginning to cover that here -- year's budget. they could -- adopting some form of this rule would be a good safeguard. . appreciate his comments isn't this exactly what we did that now everyone is trying to get out of? we have a dollar of spending reductions. 1.2 is already in place. the other is in the sequester. isn't that what we did? a good idea, why are you and the the others now suggesting it is not a good idea? >> let me say a few things. first, the broad context. we need to get rid of the debt ceiling law. it is agonistic. we need to get rid of it. cron is agonisti -- and suggestt that some version of the dollar for dollar rule should be incremented. at least considered. it does not need to be one-for- one. it could be 50%. that is not going forward. my view is that we need to nail down how we can get to fiscal sustainability. it at the debt ceiling law. -- get rid of the debt ceiling law. we need some form of
house, rob neighbors. what is his job? guest: behind closed doors, the staff members have a lot more influence because some of the budget issues are so minuscule and then the legislative issues have to be drafted in legislative language. when there are no cameras or microphones, the negotiators are really talking turkey about what concessions can you live with and how can i sell this to my based? he has to be an honest broker and he has to keep lwaks forget -- leaks from getting in the press or no one would trust him. he does not let things get in the press the next day. host: he has to go to the white house and say this is what they are saying, this is what they can deal with. guest: yes. in the past when the negotiations happened in 1990, it comes down to a few people in a room. this is not considered democratic by many rank-and- file. host: he has to go to the white house and say this is what they are saying, this is whatyear frr sanders in vermont saying we have our own ideas but when we are up against a deadline and the clock is ticking, it often boils down to sometimes a group
committee, max baucus of montana. in the meantime, from this morning, a group that heard from rob portman and the director of the economic council gene sperling. we will show you as much of their remarks as we can until the portion with senator baucus gets under way. >> actually, they just give my speech. i would like to grow and not slow the economy. that is part of the answer to this. we may disagree on how we do it, but we are not going to get the fiscal house in order without having additional revenue, and that comes from growth. we also need to restrain spending, we need to do both. in washington, there is such a deep fiscal hole right now we cannot find it without both. again, we will have differences of opinion on how to do it. there are strong opinions on its sides -- on each side, both sides, but that is why we need a discussion today, why we need a successful outcome, not only to the fiscal cliff talks, but also to the longer issue of debt and deficit, and long-term growth. i was asked to focus on what might be possible in terms of possible tax reform. i know tax reform and heal
director. for those of you here who are noort boxing fans or don't remember sugar ray rob join, about 99% of the audience, he was pound for pound the greatest boxer in the history of the game. sugar ray robinson policy record, when i see her i say high sugar. >> i was wondering why you say that. >> one of my younger reporters overheard this one time and said to a colleague, god, is he old. it's a different generation, isn't it? i'm sorry. sugar. >> i'm glad you explained that. >> you were worried, too. it's terrific to be here. what a great panel. glenn hutchins is the founder of silver lake. he has been probably -- there's been no private equity guy who has invested in as much in technology and innovation. his -- he is a tremendous asset to drew fast at harvard. as a great advisor and harvard management committee, i guess, and his real claim to fame is he's the part owner of the bosston celtics. if we -- boston celtics. if we start to in any way -- we aren't achieving what we want, we'll talk about rondo today. glenn is really a great -- he's one of the smartest people i have ever met i
continues to do. we just have rob neighbors in our caucus and he said he is on his way back to the white house because they need to discuss apparently what has transpired with the speaker and the republican conference. to which we don't know all the details either. >> the last proposal from the president included a change in the c.p.i. is your caucus willing to support that? >> we didn't get into that kind of discussion. again, and the reason is there isn't a concrete plan or details before the caucus. all of you can generally surmise what people in the caucus have had to say about that, but until there's any kind of concrete proposal that something that people will actually vote on, you know, the -- it seems like a moving target. so not really much we can comment on there, etc. >> in the abstract, a change in the c.p.i. -- >> in the abstract -- more than -- there's more than the abstract, but we're not going to comment on that. listen, the nation is in a very difficult spot, and this is where we expect our leaders to step up. what we've seen happen so far is that the president continues
, emanuel cleaver, also of missouri, rob bishop of utah, raul grijalva of arizona for working with me to preserve the district of columbia world war i memorial. earlier this year in search for a suitable memorial for world war i, representative ted poe introduced h.r. 938, which would have nationalized the d.c. memorial by redesignating it as the district of columbia and national world war i memorial. . he made clear, however, that he wasn't focused on the d.c. memorial but his goal was a world war i memorial here. while i very much believe in commemorating all world war i veterans, i had to oppose altering the integrity of the d.c. memorial. the d.c. memorial was built with the blood and treasure of d.c. residents only, including funds from schoolchildren. more than 26,000 d.c. residents who served in world war i, the 491 who died, more than the number from three states, have their names enfwraved on the memorial. our memorial is deeply symbolic of historic and continuing concerns of this -- of district veterans, particularly our veterans who continue to serve without equal congressi
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